Glasgow & West Scotland

Three men reported over ATM thefts in west of Scotland

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Three men have been reported to prosecutors following a spate of robberies at bank ATMs across the west of Scotland.

The incidents took place on 21 and 22 April in central Glasgow; Stevenston, North Ayrshire; Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire; Port Glasgow, Inverclyde and Biggar, South Lanarkshire.

It is alleged people were distracted or pushed aside and money taken.

The men reported over the incidents are aged 28, 18 and 17.

On Thursday 21 April, a 59-year-old women was making a transaction at the HSBC cash machine on Buchanan Street, when she was pushed to the side by two men who allegedly stole a three-figure sum of money from her.

At about 18:50 that day, at the Royal Bank of Scotland ATM at Morrisons supermarket in Kilwinning Road, Stevenson, a 51-year-old man was distracted by two men who allegedly took a three-figure sum of cash.

A similar incident happened at a Santander ATM in the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns at 08:45 on Friday 22 April.

On this occasion, a 77-year-old woman was distracted by two men who allegedly made off with another three figure sum of money.

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